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Nature and Selected Essays

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ISBN-10: 014243762X

ISBN-13: 9780142437629

Edition: 2003

Authors: Ralph Waldo. Emerson, Larzer Ziff

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Through his writing and his own personal philosophy, Ralph Waldo Emerson unburdened his young country of Europe's traditional sense of history and showed Americans how to be creators of their own circumstances. His mandate, which called for harmony with, rather than the domestication of, nature, and for reliance on individual integrity, rather than on materialistic institutions, is echoed in many of the great American philosophical and literary works of his time and ours, and has given an impetus to modern political and social activism. Larzer Ziff's introduction to this collection of fifteen of Emerson's most significant writings provides the important backdrop to the society in which…    
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List price: $17.00
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 5/27/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 5.08" wide x 7.80" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.770
Language: English

Larzer Ziff is the author of a number of books on American literary culture, including Mark Twain; Return Passages: Great American Travel Writing, 1780–1910; and The American 1890s: Life and Times of a Lost Generation, which won the Christian Gauss Award. He has also edited modern editions of major American authors, including Franklin, Hawthorne, Melville, Thoreau, Emerson, Crane, and Dreiser. He was the first person to have been appointed to the English faculty of Oxford University for the purpose of teaching American literature. Presently Ziff is Caroline Donovan Professor Emeritus at Johns Hopkins University.

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The American Scholar 1837
An Address Delivered Before the Senior Class in Divinity College, Cambridge 1838
Man the Reformer 1841
History (Essays, First Series) 1841
Self-Reliance (Essays, First Series) 1841
The Over-Soul (Essays, First Series) 1841
Circles (Essays, First Series) 1841
The Transcendentalist 1842
The Poet (Essays, Second Series) 1844
Experience (Essays, Second Series) 1844
Montaigne; Or, the Skeptic (Representative Men) 1850
Napoleon; Or, the Man of the World (Representative Men) 1850
Fate (The Conduct of Life) 1860
Thoreau 1862